Tar Heels vs. Yellow Jackets Prediction
The ninth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels are a double-digit favorite tonight when they play on the road at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Can the hosts keep it close enough to cover the spread?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
McCamish Pavilion at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tar Heels are a 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 146.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting North Carolina. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tar Heels hit century mark versus Hokies
North Carolina cruised to a 103-82 home victory eight days ago over Virginia Tech to move to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The Tar Heels raced out to a 45-31 halftime lead en route to the win. North Carolina shot 36-of-67 from the floor, 16-of-34 on 3-point tries and 15-of-17 at the free throw line. Coby White led the Tar Heels with 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 5-of-11 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also accounted for seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Nassir Little tallied 23 points, six boards and three assists off the bench. Luke Maye contributed 14 pointa along with five rebounds and three assists. Garrison Brooks notched 12 points and five rebounds. Kenny Williams added 10 points and four boards.
Yellow Jackets fade at Blue Devils
Georgia Tech lost a halftime lead Saturday at second-ranked Duke as it fell by a count of 66-53. The Yellow Jackets (11-9, 3-4 ACC) led 29-27 at halftime before struggling in the second half. Abdoulaye Gueye paced Georgia Tech with 14 points on 7-of-16 shooting. He also tallied eight rebounds. Michael Devoe added 11 points, four steals and three boards. The Yellow Jackets shot 24-of-58 from the floor, 3-of-10 from 3-point range and 2-of-6 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tar Heels are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games. North Carolina is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 ACC games.
The Yellow Jackets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. Georgia Tech is 28-12 ATS in its last 40 home games.
As the trends show, the Yellow Jackets are usually competitive at home and also can take pride in the fact they led for a half at powerful Duke. Georgia Tech does have a few bad home performances this season against lesser opponents, but have played well the last two times out and look to be improving under head coach Josh Pastner. Expect this game to stay closer than the line suggests.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS +11